Suntory PepsiCo Reinforces its Corporate Culture’s "Helping Hands" Program

Suntory PepsiCo Reinforces its Corporate Culture’s "Helping Hands" Program

Suntory PepsiCo Beverage (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is a leading beverage manufacturer and distributor under the brand Suntory and PepsiCo in Thailand.

It reinforces corporate culture’s “Helping Hands”. This is to cultivate employees to appreciate their role of social responsibility along with developing work potential through “Helping Hands” activity, which is being held for the third consecutive year. This year, Miss Piengchit Sriprasart, Chief of Human Resources & Corporate Affair Officer from Suntory PepsiCo Beverage (Thailand) Co., Ltd. led a team of employee volunteers to visit Wat Sawetsilaram School, Bang Sai District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province and organize activities with the children under the theme "Add Smiles to a Child". The aim is to create happiness and smiles for the young ones. The activities include painting the school balcony, giving educational equipment to the school children and also donating funds totaling 250,000 baht to repair the damaged school building floor and build a "Suntory PepsiCo" activity ground for school and community use.

Wat Sawetsilaram School is a small school which has problems with its school building. The main school building floor is made from old wood and has been used for more than 27 years.  It has heavily deteriorated. The plank floor is damaged and broken into holes. This causes frequent accidents to students and teachers. The school had to put adhesive tape on the damaged area. There are only 4 classrooms which is not enough to accommodate kindergarten and primary school students. Mr. Therdrit Asakati, Director of Wat Sawetsilaram School, said, “Budget constraint is a major obstacle in quality teaching and learning. The school is delighted that Suntory PepsiCo has funded the repair of the damaged school building floor and constructed an activity ground for students to use for recreational activities in addition to teaching in the classroom. This will help to provide students with a better quality of life and educational opportunities and will also benefit future generations as well."

Suntory PepsiCo emphasizes on creating educational opportunities that will help the country's human resources development in the long term. This is being done through the collaboration of the employees by organizing the "Helping Hands" activity every year, which this year is under the theme "Add Smiles to Children" by painting the school balcony, providing  lunch for the children, and organizing  other recreational activities to create a smile as well donating to the fund with 250,000 baht. This fund was raised by Suntory PepsiCo’s employees in Bangkok via fundraising activity called "Bring & Buy". Employees opened tabletop booths selling goods, homemade foods & products; auctions; and raffle tickets. These activities exemplify Suntory PepsiCo's commitment in conducting business in conjunction with fostering an organizational culture to make employees aware of their roles and responsibilities towards society.

“Every year in August, the company has set the month as a ‘Month of Giving’, we organize “Helping Hands” activity to cultivate the corporate culture for all employees in helping communities and the environment. Even though every year the company has set ‘August’ as a ‘Month of Giving’, Suntory PepsiCo will continue to campaign for employees to do good deeds every day. This is because we believe that every little helps to create a great change for society” said Miss Piengchit Sriprasart, Chief of Human Resources & Corporate Affair Officer from Suntory PepsiCo Beverage (Thailand), concluded.

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